Ceiling Maintenance

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Popcorn Ceiling
How to Remove a Popcorn Ceiling

This look was popular in the 60s but has since gone from popularity.

Drywall being applied to a ceiling.
How to Fix a Plaster Ceiling Using Drywall

You can fix it easily and inexpensively.

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How to Patch a Plaster Ceiling

Old plaster ceilings are much different than modern ceilings

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How to Replace a Plastic Ceiling Tile

How to properly remove and replace a ceiling tile.

A close-up of a stucco ceiling.
Removing Stucco Ceilings: 2 Tips

How to rid your ceiling of that outdated texture.

A while, popcorn textured ceiling inside of a home.
6 Mistakes to Avoid When Patching a Popcorn Ceiling

Problems with textured ceilings can be complicated to fix.

A ceiling access panel.
How to Install Ceiling Access Panels

Every homeowner eventually needs access panels.

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How to Patch a Drywall Ceiling

Repair damage and be ready to paint a drywall ceiling in just 8 easy steps.

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How to Scrape a Popcorn Ceiling

Removing a popcorn ceiling is quite a tedious job.

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How to Cover a Popcorn Ceiling

Instead of removing an ugly popcorn ceiling, cover it up.

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Removing Popcorn Ceiling

Here are 7 easy steps to remove a popcorn ceiling.

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Tips for Painting an Acoustic Ceiling

An acoustic ceiling can present some special challenges when it comes to painting it. Acoustic ceilings have a very rough texture and are commonly called "popcorn" ceilings. This texture was mostly done in houses built around thirty years ago in order to save on labor costs. This ceiling texture requires

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Tips for Painting a Vaulted Ceiling

Painting your vaulted ceiling can seem to be a challenging DIY project, but it is actually simple with enough preparation and the correct materials. Choosing a slightly lighter or darker paint color for your vaulted ceiling can noticeably change the lighting effect in the room, making it an easy way

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How to Hang Ceiling Medallions

Ceiling medallions are there to accentuate the design of a room and to add a little flair to ceiling appliances such as ceiling fans or chandeliers. They can usually be found in dining rooms or living rooms and can be installed easily. Tools and Materials Pliers Screwdriver Ladder Caulk Sandpaper Step

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Tips for Blown Ceiling Replacement

If you have an old blown ceiling, then ceiling replacement should be among your last options. Blown ceilings look different from other ceilings, but moderns ceilings have a flat surface. Before removing the old ceiling and installing a new one, you should find out if it is possible to just add another

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How to Cut and Install Foam Ceiling Molding

In construction, ceiling molding is an alternative to ceiling overhangs. Ceiling molding is usually installed in office areas or basements. A home builder has a choice between pre-cut ceiling molding and custom molding. Custom molding can be cut into many pieces of different sizes. You can make the cuts

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How to Remove Texture from an Acoustic Ceiling

An acoustic ceiling often has texture on it which many people want to remove. This textured ceiling design, often of the popcorn type, used to be popular in the 1980s. If you are remodeling your home, and you want to get rid of the texture, you can do this yourself. There is nothing particularly complicated

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How to Restore an Acoustic Ceiling

Acoustic ceilings often aren’t particularly durable. In many office and other commercial situations, you will notice stained and dirty looking acoustic panels. Fortunately, it is possible to restore the ceiling without having to start from scratch. You will need quite a lot of time and a close attention

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Installing a Fan in a Vaulted Ceiling

Installing a fan on a vaulted ceiling is somewhat more complicated than installing a fan on a normal ceiling. There are two extra problems when it comes to installing a fan on a vaulted ceiling: the angle of the ceiling presents a problem which interferes with the fan’s movement, and the mounting component

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How to Install a Drywall Vaulted Ceiling

Vaulted ceilings are popular in many homes as they provide a more elaborate appearance and a greater feeling of space around you. A vaulted ceiling does not only make your home look better, but it can also increase its value. Installing drywall on such a ceiling is a little more awkward than installing

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What type of ceiling should I replace my stipple ceiling with?

If you are replacing your stipple ceiling, you have a number of choices as to what to use. You can remove the stippling by wetting it and scraping it off. A light sanding generally will also be needed to smooth it. The ceiling can then be painted. If you don't want to get involved in the above process,

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Are there dangers in having a stipple ceiling?

A stipple ceiling was a popular choice of builders during the 1970s and 1980s. They are not as popular today and, in most cases, are removed by homeowners. Stipple ceilings can dry out and actually drop as dust onto carpets and furnishings. This can become a hazard to small children and pets who may

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How can I repair a damaged stipple ceiling?

A stipple ceiling, sometimes called a popcorn ceiling, may need repairs due to flaking and peeling or drying out. This is relatively easy to do. A stipple ceiling can be repaired by dabbing on drywall compound in the same pattern as the stippling. Most people have a container of this around the house,

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How to Remove Stucco Ceilings

Between 40 and 60 years ago, stucco ceilings were quite popular. They were often chosen for increased sound insulation as well as adding a preferred type of style. However, these days they are not as popular as they used to be and many people are interested in removing them. Removing this type of ceiling

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Patching a Drywall Ceiling: 4 Tips

Drywall repair tips for diverse patching of your drywall ceiling.

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Answers to Your Ceiling Questions

Our in-house expert answer readers' questions about ceiling.

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Types of Suspended Ceilings

The flexibility and look of suspended ceilings has made them a popular choice with homeowners that are planning a remodeling project. As popular as the idea of suspended ceilings is, they are still somewhat of a mystery to the average homeowner. You may see them at your place of work, or at a department

A brown textured ceiling.
How to Prime a Textured Ceiling

Tackle this home improvement the right way.

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How to Make Plywood Ceiling Medallions

A custom ceiling medallion may just be the project for you.

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How to Paint a Cathedral Ceiling

Follow these easy steps to paint your cathedral ceiling.

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Repairing a Cracked Stucco Ceiling

Repairing cracks in a stucco ceiling? Follow these steps.

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5 Tips for Patching a Textured Ceiling

Some spackle drywall compound can repair a textured ceiling.

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Popcorn Ceiling Maintenance

Popcorn ceiling repairs can seem daunting.

Popcorn ceiling.
Keeping Your Popcorn Ceiling Clean

Popcorn ceilings are easy to keep clean if you follow these tips

Water stained plaster
How to Cover Up Water Stains on a Plaster Ceiling

Water stains are unsightly, but they are easy to hide.

popcorn ceiling texture
Removing a Popcorn Ceiling

An old popcorn ceiling doesn't have to hang over your head. You can remove it yourself in a few easy steps.

A close up on popcorn ceiling.
How to Patch a Popcorn Ceiling

Repairing a popcorn ceiling can be tricky since the materials falls off when touched.

cover popcorn ceiling stains
How to Cover Up Water Stains on a Popcorn Ceiling

Follow these simple steps to cover popcorn ceiling stains.

a textured ceiling
How to Smooth a Textured Ceiling

Remember to wear a face mask and protective goggles.

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How to Remove Stains From a Popcorn Ceiling

Installing a popcorn ceiling is a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to finish a ceiling in any interior room.

soundproof your ceiling
How to Soundproof a Ceiling

Creating a soundproof ceiling is easier than you may think.

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How to Remove a Stipple Ceiling

Follow the steps listed under either of these methods to remove your stipple ceiling.

A popcorn ceiling.
How to Remove Mold From a Popcorn Ceiling

Follow these steps to eliminate mold from a popcorn ceiling.

A beige ceiling with crown moldings.
7 Mistakes to Avoid When Patching a Plaster Ceiling

Avoid these common mistakes when repairing a plaster ceiling.